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starting off with a live look at . it's tuesday october 4th. here's what you need to know today. flood barriers are starting to come down from busy streets and from storefronts throughout cedar rapids after last week's flooding. after inspecting nearly 100 homes and businesses in cedar rapids, the city foun that high water. hurricane matthew is closing in on haiti and cuba this morning with sustained wind speed of about 145 miles per hour. vice presidential candidates mike pence and tim kaine will hold their only debate tonight. you can watch it live on tv9 at 8:00. beers and wines from around the world are coming to the national czech and slovak museum library in cedar rapids this friday for brewnost . you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news
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plan on a really nice thursday! highs will be into the 70s for all areas with a nice mix of sunshine and clouds. our slow moving front is making progress eastward today and should bring a rain chance to the area late tonight into tomorrow morning. once we get past about
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here as high pressure builds back in for the rest of the day. by tomorrow night and especially thursday, the front buckles back into the area in response to hurricane matthew lifting north out of the caribbean. this should allow for plentiful moisture to run up and down this front, and rain totals over 1" look likely on thursday alone. due to recent dry weather, flooding should not be a problem. get the jackets out for friday and saturday as temperatures dip primarily into the 50s!today: partly cloudy and mild. wind: se 10-20 high: 76 tonight: chance of rain late. wind: se 10-15 low: 61 tomorrow: showers possible early, then clearing. wind: sw 5-15. high: 75 tom. night: chance of showers and storms late. low: 60 rmer arizona democraticnesswom raps. e 2016 "we are the vocama green q the group vited the statehouseyk kelly, are leading that effort. they are urging americans to vote for gun violence prevention and the candidates who make this a central issue. ""now is the time to come togetherbe responsible...de mocrats or republican everyone..we must never stop fighting..fight...fight..fight.. ... " giffords became a national figure in 2011 after a man shot her in the head
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six people died. there's an ongoing discussion over a possible debate between the u-s senate candidates here in iowa. last week, incumbent republican chuck grassley said he would no longer take part in an iowa public television debate with his opponent, democrat patty judge. his campaign said it was because of how i-p-t-v wanted to structure the debate. judge has since called the cancellation unacceptable. " he is unwilling to debate in the largest city i t at the iowa state fair and stand up in front of iowa. he has not had a public townhall meeting in this city during the last term, six years in office. he obviously is not talking to people here in the des moines market and, again, i think he owes you better. " grassley's campaign says he,
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debate judge at morningside college in sioux city. that's scheduled for october 19th. a new survey of business leaders in iowa and 8 other midwestern states suggets a stagnant economy that could slow even more. the economic index for the region fell to 45.5 in september compared to 47.8 the month before. any score below 50 suggests economic decline. that's according a monthly survey from creighton university an economist with the university blames the decline on weaknesses in along with a struggling economy, getting that first job can be difficult for young adults who don't have any experience. that's why the obama administration launched the "first job" recruiting and hiring compact. it's an effort to encourage cities and organizations to take a chance on a young worker who doesn't have experience. last night, the dubuque city council agreed to take part in that program. the city says it has already had several programs in place that helps connect
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"first job" program connects them with best practices where they live. "the opportunity to learn from other cities and what other cities are doing. what they are finding successful. " the first job program does mandate any employers hire an inexperienced worker. time to raise your glass. beverages from all over the world are all are on their way to the czech and slovak museum & library this weekend. kcrg-tv nine's brea love joins us there now, as they prepare for the 13th annual brewnost. so brea chris, it's basically a big beer tasting. but it's not only beer its cider, wine, spirits and more. standing with me now is.. whose her to give us the details. what can people expect if they come out? this is also a fundraiser? now this is a popular event here in eastern iowa. why do you feel people like it so much? i know the museum had to close for the floods, will that change anything with the line up for this year?
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friday the 7th at 6:30. for information on tickets and more visit kcrg dot com. support the ncsml while sampling a huge selection of beer, wine, and ciders from around the world - each paired with a dish from a local chef. we hope you'll join us october 7, and say "na zdrav!" to an evening of fun in support of the ncsml! what brewnost! international beer tasting when friday, october 7, 2016, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm where national czech & slovak museum & library 1400 inspiration place sw cedar rapids, ia 52404 the silent auction is online! open now until friday, october 7 at 9:00 pm, it can be accessed from your smartphone or co to attend brewnost to bid on silent auction items and win! click on "register for auction" to create an account to bid on the 80+ auction items. proceeds from the silent auction go directly to the national czech & slovak museum and library's exhibits, programs and
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"cedar rapids. may be those are just a couple of the one-liner t-shirts raygun is selling to help with flood recovery efforts in cedar rapids. since friday, they've sold 130 flood-themed shirts. raygun owner mike draper says employees will take half the profits from the sale of those shirts and use it to spend at businesses in newbo. "being a local business we are all about supporting other local businesses. so, uh, it's one of our values giving back to our community." the flood-themed shirts are selling so well, raygun plans to
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the iowa utilities board says it's received complaints from dozens of customers about their alliant energy electricity bills. alliant is charging customers for energy they used during the summer months that they have not paid for. the company says its new billing system based estimates for those months on what a customer used in the summer of 2015. but the estimates came up short because this year's hotter weather caused people to use more electricity. alliant says it couldn't notify customers about it is short staffed. some people feel they should not have to pay the higher amount. sot "something needs to be done. i mean these are hundreds, if not thousands of people being affected by alliant energy's mistake. how can they make the customers be so affected by this? " alliant says the charges are accurate. but it is offering to waive any late fees, and it'll help customers set up payment plans. hurricane matthew could reach pats of the eastern united states within the next few days.
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winds and heavy rain.
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highs will be into the 70s for all areas with a nice mix of sunshine and clouds. our slow moving front is making progress eastward today and should br the area late tonight into tomorrow morning. once we get past about 9am wednesday, the rain chance should be out of here as high pressure builds back in for the rest of the day. by tomorrow night and especially thursday, the front buckles back into the area in response to hurricane matthew lifting north
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for plentiful moisture to run up and down this front, and rain totals over 1" look likely on thursday alone. due to recent dry weather, flooding should not be a problem. get the jackets out for friday and saturday as temperatures and mild. wind: se 10-20 high: 76 tonight: chance of rain late. wind: se 10-15 low: 61 tomorrow: showers possible early, then clearing. wind: sw 5-15. high: 75 tom. night: chance of showers and storms late. low:
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here's a first look at good
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trt oc in this morning's "gma first look," we take you to opening statements, prosecutors in the murder trial of justin ross harris question how he could forget to drop his 22-month-old off at day care, especially after the this chick-fil-a restaurant down the street minutes away from both the day care and his office where the boy died in a hot suv. cooper harris was trapped for more than 7 hours. this shows his father checking on the car. police say while his son was dying outside the married father was sectioning with other women. >> i love my son but we both
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>> harris is charged with murder and second degree child cruelty pleading not guilty saying this was an accident. his ex-wife agrees he's innocent. we'll have more on the trial coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor
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found the body of a fisherman off the coast of haiti yesterday. the island of jamaica lowered a hurricane warning for matthew to a tropical storm warning overnight. that's after the category 4 storm flooded streets in the capital of kingston on monday. matthew dropped several inches all over the island. this was the nation's first major hurricane since gilbert nearly 30 years ago. if matthew stays on trck sometime later this week. emergency management officials in that state activated a higher level of monitoring on the storm, meaning their keeping a close eye on matthew's track. florida governor rick scott also issued a state of emergency due to the threat of hurricane force winds and rain. one week after millions tuned in for the first presidential debate of this election, the vice presidential candidates face off for the first and only time tonight. polls show a majority of voters believe hillary clinton
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governor mike pence is looking for a good showing against virgina senator tim kaine. both men have served time in congress and as their states' governors. abc's maggie rulli reports. tonight will be their biggest moment of the campaign so far... the vice presidential debate at longwood university in farmville virginia pits hilary clinton's running mate - democratic virginia senator and former governor tim kaine up against donald trump's number 2 - republican indiana governor and former 12- year congressman erikson we have two seasoned politicians who know how to talk in rough terrain and respond to difficult questions?. kaine - a former harvard trained trial lawyer has been in intense debate prep?
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this debate in overdrive? making sure he avoids the criticisms of being unprepared that dogged trump after his first debate both will have their jobs cut out for them. kaine - building up clinton in a state she needs to win? clinton spent monday in ohio,- bashing trumps taxes and rallying the state hrc: toledo is the kind of place where people work hard, look after one another, and, yes, pay their taxes. meanwhile for pence? erikson pence has a lot of defense to basically steer away from som of the things trump says tonight - that means addressing trump's current tax controversy. something the candidate addressed last night donald trump, us presidential nominee: the unfairness of unbelievable. it's something i've been talking about for a long time, you've heard me talking about it, despite being a very big beneficiary while the v-p's have been eparih presidential nominees are
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trump campaigned in colorado yesterday, where he attacked former secretary of state hillary clinton's economic policy. "hillary clinton has never created a single job in her life or added a single dollar of value to the american economy. hillary clinton hasn't made an honest dollar in her life. " clinton was outside of cleveland ohio on secretary of state says the country will change no matter who voters elected next month. she says voters should just decide which kind of change they would rather have. "it's whether or not we have change that helps the vast majority of americans, hard-working americans, middle-class families...or continues to only help those at the top. i want an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. " mrs. clinton also called on
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it's now been two months since a west des moines police officer died in a motorcycle. this month, officer shawn miller ceremoniousl y received the promotion he deserved. its here is a live look at . stay with kcrg-tv9.
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plan on a really nice thursday! highs will be into the 70s for all areas with a nice mix of sunshine front is making progress eastward today and should bring a rain chance to the area late tonight into tomorrow morning. once we get past about 9am wednesday, the rain chance should be out of here as high pressure builds back in for
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thursday, the front buckles back into the area in response to
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moisture to run up and down this front, and rain totals over 1" look likely on thursday alone. due to recent dry weather, flooding should not be a problem. get the jackets out for friday and saturday as temperatures dip primarily into the 50s! today: partly cloudy and mild. wind: se 10-20 high: 76 tonight: chance of rain late. wind: se 10-15 low: 61 tomorrow: showers possible early, then clearing. wind: sw 5-15. high: 75 tom. night: chance of showers and storms late. low: 60 thanks kaj. different drinks from around e world are coming to one cedars neighborhood this weekend. it's all to help an area museum stay up and running. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's
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come down from busy streets and from storefronts throughout cedar rapids after last week's flooding. after inspecting nearly 100 homes and businesses in cedar rapids, the city found only 23 had at least some water damage from that high water. hurricane matthew is closing in on haiti and cuba this morning with sustained wind speed of about 145 miles per hour. vice presidential candidates mike pence and tim kaine will hold their only debate tonight. you can watch it beers and wines from around the world are coming to the national czech and slovak museum library in cedar rapids this friday for brewnost . you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. plan on a really nice thursday! highs will be into the 70s for all areas with a nice mix of
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front is making progress eastward today and should bring a rain chance to the area late tonight into tomorrow morning. once we get past about 9am wednesday, the rain chance should be out of here as the rest of the day. by tomorrow night and especially thursday, the front buckles back into the area in response to hurricane matthew lifting north out of the caribbean. this should allow for plentiful moisture to run up and down this front, and rain totals over 1" look likely on thursday alone. due to recent dry weather, flooding should not be a problem. get the jackets out for friday and saturday as temperatures dip primarily into the 50s!today: partly cloudy and mild. wind: se 10-20 high: 76 tonight: chance of rain late. wind: se 10-15 low: 61 tomorrow: showers possible early, then clearing. wind: sw 5-15. high: 75 tom. night:
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the city of cedar rapids flood control system committee is meeting this morning. it will gather at the city services center building on 6th street sw from 10 to 11 am today, to talk about the city's flood response process. city leaders say there was minimal damage to the properties it inspected after the flood. the city didn't inspect a home unless the owner called or asked for a utility re- connection. staffers inspected about 60 homes. the flood caused mino the city inspected 33 commercial properties. the flood minimally impacted 13 of those. most of the damage was to heating and cooling equipment. the city has also issued 57 permits as of sunday, primarily for utility reconnections. red cross kits are available for anyone who needs to clean up after flooding in their homes. the kits include bleach, mops, tarps, and trash bags. in cedar falls, kits are at
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supplies are available at the civic center starting thursday through friday. outside of cedar rapids but in linn county, people can find the kits at the palo city hall. last night, dozens of west des moines police officers gathered for a powerful promotion ceremony for late officer shawn miller. dozens applauded as west des moines police chief shaun ladue presented miller's family with his sergeant badge. miller was scheduled to be promoted to sergeant -- weeks after he died in a motorcycle cras to still honor that promotion, and miller's family says they're touched by the outpouring of love and support. "i was very honored to have it handed to me. he loved the community. he loved the police department. he always wanted to me a police officer " west des moines city leaders also presented miller's family with a key to the city. iowa prison officials say a man serving a life sentence for his role in a notorious
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atwell conner, jr., was 71 when he died sunday. he was an inmate at the anamosa state penitentiary. in 1974, conner and 2 friends in cedar rapids planned to commit an armed robbery. they picked up 2 teenagers, maureen connolly and michael servey, whose car had run out of gas on 6th street sw in cedar rapids. 1 of conner's friends later raped the girl and then shot and killed both teenagers in different locations. although the floods closed the national czech and slovak museum & library, it's open for celebration this friday. kcrg-tv nine's brea love joins us there now, where brewnost is being held. brea, this is also a fundraiser? chris, it is. the money raised here goes directly to the museum's operating fund. that's what keeps things moving around here. standing with me now is.. whose her to give us the details. what can people expect if they come out? this is
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in eastern iowa. why do you feel people like it so much? i know the museum had to close for the floods, will that change anything with the line up for this year? anything else we need to know? thanks.. brewnost is this friday the 7th at 6:30. for information on tickets and more visit kcrg dot com. support the ncsml while sampling a huge selection of beer, wine, and ciders from around the world - each paired with local chef. we hope you'll join us october 7, and say "na zdrav!" to an evening of fun in support of the ncsml! what brewnost! international beer tasting when friday, october 7, 2016, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm where national czech & slovak museum & library 1400 inspiration place sw cedar rapids, ia 52404 the silent auction is online! open now until friday, october 7 at 9:00 pm, it can be accessed from your smartphone or computer. you don't have to attend brewnost to bid on silent auction items and win! click on "register for auction" to create an account to bid on the 80+ auction items. proceeds from the silent auction go directly to the national czech & slovak museum and library's exhibits, programs and
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movie preview attacks democrat monica vernon for some of her actions while serving on the cedar rapids city council and while running for lieutenant governor. republican rod blum in iowa's first congressional district. the kcrg and gazette fact checker team put this ad to the test. "iowans have been stunned to hear vernon voted to increase property taxes and utility fees." this first claim comes from monica vernon's votes on city budgets. in 2008, vernon supported a budget that included a property tax hike - the only one during her eight years on the council. in several of those years, she also voted for budgets that included increases
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fees. "bewildered, that she wanted to raise the gas tax." this claim referrs to vernon's bid for lieutenant governor. her running mate, jack hatch, proposed a 10-cent hike in the state fuel tax, spread over five years. vernon voiced her support for hatch's proposal. "and amazed that vernon raised her own salary four times." this part is misleading at best. vernon's votes for city budgets however, salaries for city council members are tied to the consumer price index, commonly called a cost of living increase. vernon had no say in setting her pay raise but was required to approve it within the city's annual budget. on its own, this last claim would get a much lower grade. but taken with the rest of the claims, the ad, overall, gets a 'b'. law enforcement agencies across eastern iowa want people to be cautious when using an atm. that's after reports of card
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up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break. it's ---.
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plan on a really nice thursday! highs will be
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all areas with a nice mix of sunshine and clouds. our slow moving front is making progress eastward today and should bring a rain chance to the area late tonight into tomorrow morning. once we get past about 9am wednesday, the rain chance should be ou high pressure builds back in for the rest of the day. by tomorrow night and especially thursday, the front buckles back into the area in response to hurricane matthew lifting north out of the caribbean. this should allow
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moisture to run up and down this front, and rain totals over 1" look likely on thursday alone. due to recent dry weather, flooding should not be a problem. get the jackets out for friday and saturday as temperatures dip primarily cloudy and mild. wind: se 10-20 high: 76 tonight: chance of rain late. wind: se 10-15 low: 61 tomorrow: showers possible early, then clearing. wind: sw 5-15. high: 75 tom. night: chance of
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thanks kaj. the national czech and slovak
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this past week. that means an event bringing in flavors from around the world is going on as scheduled this friday.
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source, kcrg tv-nine. it's --. cedar rapids police are warning
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people to be cautious when using an atm. different area banks and credit unions have seen a recent rise in fraud
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the skimming devices are either placed on the outside of atms at the card reader or near the keypad. skimmers can give criminals access to a victim's bank account. police suggest looking for any unusual or loose attachments on the atm. police also suggest monitoring your bank account for any purchases you didn't make. if you do see that an atm has been tampered with, call police immediately. dubuque police issued a similar warning last week after a report of a skimmer at a bank atm in a nearby city. the high water in cedar rapids is gone -- but the temporary flood walls may be up a while -- a reminder of what could have been last week. city workers and private contractors began clearing bridges and key streets last week. now, many workers are trying to reopen ellis boulevard nw. the city is giving priority to barriers that block streets, driveways, railroad crossings, and business entrances. some barriers on the little- used parking lots may not
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president says the removal plan seems to make sense. sot "they'll get the ones in the biggest traffic areas out of the way first " the city might leave some of the earthen berms in place. the city says the berms can help keep flood waters out again, if needed, even though they're not up to the standards of permanent flood protection. the newbo city market in cedar rapids is asking for volunteers today. the market hopes to re- open on october 13th, and this morning is look any water in last week's flooding. but business owners have lots of work to do, moving equipment and products back in. volunteers are welcome to show up at 9 this morning. although the floods closed the national czech and slovak museum & library, it's open for business and preparing for a big celebration this friday. kcrg-tv nine's brea love joins us there now, where brewnost is being held. brea,
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the museum's operating fund. support the ncsml while sampling a huge selection of beer, wine, and ciders from around the world - each paired with a dish from a local chef. we hope you'll join us october 7, and say "na zdrav!" to an evening of fun in support of te friday, october 7, 2016, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm where national czech when the school day ends, the work day begins for our september student of the month. 17-year-old mercedez fay is a senior at cedar rapids washington high school. she's already earned her certified nursing assistant license and is working on becoming a registered nurse. she's working this fall at the hiawatha care center where her coworkers say she's very good at her job. you can see mercedez's full story right now on kcrg.com.
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nayra lujano is a senior at washington high school. nayra is a top student in the classroom with a near 4.0 gpa while taking college-level math, engineering and e-m-t courses. she is multi-lingual, speaking fluent english and spanish and she learned chinese last year. outside the classroom, nayra lifeguards, plays the oboe and piano for the school band, is a mentor for lego league. she's also thoughtful of others, passing out lifesavers to students and with a note "the first day can be tough, but this should help you survive". ally edwards is a junior at linn mar high school. ally maintains a 3.96 gpa while taking a-p classes. she's also on the cheerleading team and a member of the national honor society. outside of school, she is a master instructor for the bruce taekwondo academy. she also volunteers with the edge youth ministry and also holds down a part-time job. connor woof is a senior at cedar rapids jefferson
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jefferson high school and part of the school's student leadership team. he is also a drum major and recently served as master of ceremonies for the cedar rapids school district's rally starting the school year. connor also works as a camp counselor at the ymca's camp wapsie and for ymca childcare. he is also active in politics -- working for the clinton campaign. voting runs through friday at kcrg.com/stud entofthemonth. a feature on the winner to first morning news. tonight you can see high school volleyball on kcrg 9.2 independence plays at marion. our coverage starts at 7:30. you can also see it live on kcrg dot com. now time for our morning mugshot. saint luke's hospital in cedar rapids is hosting a special family reunion for halloween. babies that spent time in the nicu and their families are invited to the hospital's event on sunday october 23rd. parents are encouraged to dress up their little ones in their halloween
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nurses and staff that helped them. the reunion runs from 2 until 4 in the afternoon in the heart center classrooms on the third floor. if you have a non-profit event or organization you'd like to see featured... send us an e-mail... mugshot at kcrg-dot-com. stay with us on tv9.
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highs will be into the 70s for all areas with a nice mix of sunshine and clouds. our slow moving front is making progress eastward today and should bring a rain chance to the area late tonight into tomorrow morning. once we get past about 9am wednesday, the rain chance should be out of here as high pressure builds back in for the rest of the day. by tomorrow night and especially thursday, the front buckles back into the area in response to hurricane matthew lifting north out of the caribbean. this should allow for plentiful moisture to run up and down this front, and rain totals over 1" look likely on thursday
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good morning, america. breaking right now, hurricane matthew slams the caribbean. the eye hits haiti this morning. a deadly category 4 storm. 145-mile-an-hour winds. fears of a life-threatening storm surge. and more than three feet of rain triggering floods. as cruise ships reroute to avoid the storm. now the east coast braces for its impact and states of emergency already declared in florida and north carolina. donald trump fighting back against that bombshell tax story. >> i have brilliantly used those laws. >> hillary clinton hitting him hard. >> here is my question, what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year? >> as new polls show the democratic nominee topping trump after the first debate. and their running mates prepare for their own big showdown tonight.

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